Mourant Ozannes swaps desks for community work

Mourant Ozannes staff supports the Cayman Islands Humane Society during the firm's annual Away Day.

Mourant Ozannes staff helped the Cayman Islands Humane Society, the Francis Bodden Children’s Home, the YMCA After-school Care Program at Sir John A. Cumber School and the Lighthouse School during the law firm’s annual Away Day.

More than 70 people from the firm volunteered to swap their desks at Camana Bay to spend time helping local charities with a range of activities, including dog washing and exercising dogs, Christmas crafting and activities with kids, and restoring a greenhouse to help teach young children learn about the benefits of growing their own fruits and vegetables.

Many Mourant Ozannes employees are long-standing volunteers, including several people with more than 10 years of volunteer experience with their respective charities.

Managing partner in the Cayman office, Peter Hayden, said the firm encourages its staff to play an active role in supporting the community.

“We hope that collaborating in this way with these four specific local organizations as part of our annual Away Day assists them,” he said. “It certainly enables our people to work together as a team in a different context and to have some fun. We are really proud of what the teams achieved and look forward to repeating the initiative next year.”

Vanessa Hansen, community relations director of the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, said, “We can’t thank you enough for your time and effort in creating a memorable afternoon. The kids had an absolute blast and were so proud of their crafty creations.”

 

 

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